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Why States With More Marriages Are Richer States

There is a story gaining steam among some academics that suggests the institution of marriage -- particularly marriage for parents of young children -- could play an important role in strengthening the American economy. It is a story about growth and poverty, about responsibility and work ethic. And largely, it is a story about men.
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Study Finds Children At Risk from Cohabitation

A new research study concludes that cohabitation has now become the greatest threat to the welfare of children in the United States. The study, entitled “Why Marriage Matters,” says that cohabitation has replaced divorce as the greatest contributor to family instability in our culture.

The study is the work of 18 family scholars working in conjunction with the Center for Marriage and Families at the University of Virginia. The researchers found that more than 40 percent of American children now spend part of their childhood in a household with unmarried parents. Forty-one percent of all births are now …

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